First visit at the Alberta Diabetes Institute in Canada starts this weekend

The first Munich-Canada Diabetes Research Exchange with graduate students from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich and the Alberta Diabetes Institute in Edmonton will start this weekend. Graduate students will be sharing their research, hearing lectures from Institute scientists, taking part in technical training and attending career development workshops. During the 10-day visit student presentations and lectures will be open to PIs and trainees.

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Student visit open events

Please join the Alberta Diabetes Institute for a series of joint seminars and lectures held during May 12–19. The following joint seminars and lectures held in the Obrowosky Degner Seminar Hall (LKS 1-040) during the week are open to all PIs and trainees:

Monday May 14, 1000 – 1600h: STUDENT FORUM
Research presentations (15 minutes each) from German and ADI students
Discussion and wrap up
Lunch provided

Tuesday May 15, 0900 – 0945 LECTURE #1
Progress Towards a Cure in Diabetes through Cellular Transplantation
Andrew Pepper, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (supervisor James Shapiro)

Wednesday May 16, 0900 – 0945h Lecture #2
Peter Light, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Alberta Diabetes Institute
The Photobiology of Fat Cells: From Serendipitous Discovery to Clinical Implication, Fake News and Beyond

Friday May 18, 0900 – 0945h Lecture #3
Procurement and Phenotyping of Huan Islets
Pat MacDonald PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and ADI Member